Second Suspect Identified in Big Sandy Terroristic Threat, BIG SANDY, February 21, 2018 - The Polk County Sheriff's Office has released the name and picture of the second suspect in the alleged Big Sandy terroristic threat. The following was posted on the the Sheriff's Office Facebook page:
On February 20, 2018 at 6:12p.m. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received information about a student at Big Sandy High School threatening to shoot up the school. This threat was reportedly made during a classroom setting at the school.
Deputies and Detectives initiated an investigation by locating witnesses to the incident to determine if a criminal offense had occurred or if a viable threat to the safety to the children and faculty of the school district was present. During the investigation we identified two suspects who reportedly made threats to shoot up the school the following day.
Warrants were sought for the arrest of the two suspects Isaiah Thompson and Arron Thompson both students of the Big Sandy High School. Both suspects were arrested and remain in the custody of the Polk County Jail under a $20,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Pct. 3, Dooley Johnson.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division spent majority of the day at the school district, providing additional security and interviewing potential witnesses to this incident.
Sheriff Hammack would like to remind the public and more especially the students that threats could spark a whirlwind of consequences that can’t be avoided on any level. The public must understand this type of behavior will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly to minimize the threat and disruption to the students and faculty.
The second suspect's picture is listed below along with original story.
2 Arrested on Terroristic Threat Charges, BIG SANDY, February 21, 2018 - The Polk County Sheriff's Office will have extra security in place for Big Sandy School District on Wednesday following the arrest to two locals who have been arrested and charged with a terroristic threat. The exact specifics of the alleged threat has not yet been released to PolkCountyToday.com.
Polk County Criminal District Attorney, William Lee Hon posted a message on his Facebook to remind students who might be considering such activity: "If you're thinking it may be a good idea to threaten to do harm or violence in a school, please don't. It's not a good idea. If you're thinking it will be perceived as cute, funny or innocent, it won't be. Instead, it's a crime and will be treated as such by the school administration and law enforcement. You will likely be facing juvenile detention or jail. You will have a criminal record which will likely follow you for the rest of your life. There are many youthful indiscretions which can be forgiven due to immaturity and impulsivity. In today's climate, this is not one of them. If you're looking for attention or respect from your friends and peers, there are far better ways to accomplish that. Make new friends. Help someone in need. Set a positive example for younger children. Your character, integrity and good reputation are valuable commodities that you should protect at all cost for the rest of your life. Don't throw them away by doing something stupid".
At time of press, we have the identity of one suspect. We will post the other picture and identity of the other suspect when we're able to get that information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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Isaiah Adam Thompson, 18, of Big Sandy
Aaron Thompson, 17, of Livingston
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